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TMCE 8059 Social Justice and the Bible (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course builds on the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching found in the papal, Vatican, and conferences of bishops documentary history and brings the insights of Catholic social ethics and biblical studies to bear on the realities of social justice and human rights today. Attention will be given to primary source documents in the prophetic and wisdom literature traditions of scripture and the social encyclicals found in CST. The course (1) presents the concerns of justice making/justice breaking/justice doing in the primary literature of these traditions, (2) explores the social, economic, and educational conditions of those who are vulnerable or otherwise marginalized, and (3) considers how to realize the preferential option for those who are poor and/or otherwise vulnerable as the Gospel demand for justice.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mary Jo Iozzio

Prerequisites: One graduate level course in either fundamental moral theology (including CST) or scripture.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17